New bishop makes first visit to Car­bon­ear

The Compass - - CIATHE S -

Bishop An­thony Daniels was in Car­bon­ear July 2 for his first of­fi­cial visit to St. Pa­trick’s parish and Mc­Carthy Coun­cil Knights of Colum­bus since he was ap­pointed bishop of the Grand Falls Ro­man Catholic Dio­cese this spring.

Born in Wind­sor, On­tario, Bishop Daniels was or­dained to the priest­hood on May 7, 1983. He was or­dained as bishop on Nov. 9, 2004 and in­stalled as the ninth bishop of the Grand Falls Dio­cese on April 11.

As­sisted by Msgr. E.T. Brom­ley, Bishop Daniels cel­e­brated the evening mass at St. Pa­trick’s Church.

Pas­toral As­sis­tant Eleanor Ash, who also chairs the parish coun­cil, wel­comed Bishop Daniels to the parish.

In a brief his­tory of the parish, Ash told the bishop some 32 priests had come from Car­bon­ear.

Fol­low­ing mass, Bishop Daniels greeted parish­ioners out­side the church doors.

Mass was fol­lowed by a din­ner at Mc­Carthy Coun­cil Knights of Colum­bus, which also served as a fundraiser for the parish.

Grand Knight Fonce O’Keefe, and Pa­trick Mer­ri­gan, rep­re­sent­ing Fourth De­gree Assem­bly, wel­comed the bishop to the coun­cil, as­sur­ing him of their sup­port and as­sis­tance.

Glo­ria White briefly out­lined the work of the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety in the parish.

Theresa Cole rep­re­sented the Catholic Women’s League while Theresa Butt rep­re­sented the Le­gion of Mary, also pledg­ing their sup­port and prayers for the new bishop.

Fonce O’Keefe pre­sented Bishop Daniels with a print as a sou­venir of his first of­fi­cial visit to the parish.

Pledg­ing his sup­port for St. Pa­trick’s parish, Bishop Daniels told the group he looks for­ward to fu­ture vis­its to Car­bon­ear.

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